Published in: 2019
United Nations Children’s Fund, New York, USA
Mathur, P., Patidar, N
United Nations Childrens Fund
14.7% of India’s tribal peoples reside in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Historically these tribal groups have been marginalized, socially and economically restricted, and their access to basic services has been disproportionately lower than that of the wider population. To tackle this inequality and demonstrate how a remote, hard to reach tribal area can benefit from sustained WASH interventions, Alirajpur was selected as an intervention site under the wider Swachh Bharat Mission. As a result, the district’s progress saw sanitation coverage jump from 27% in 2014 to 50% in 2016/17 and Alirajpur was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) in March 2018.
Mathur, P., Patidar, N (2019). Alirajpur District, India, Achieves ODF Status. United Nations Children’s Fund, New York, USA
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